Happy 2019! One of my resolutions this year is the same one I’ve had for at least the past five years, which is to create less garbage and use less plastic. If you have your basics down, (compost, recycle, cloth napkins, rags rather than paper towels, DIY cleaning supplies) congratulations, and time to move on to stage two. Below are 8 easy switches that helped me take it up a notch in 2018 along with 2 things I’m considering for the year ahead.
Life gets hectic and I’m all for being realistic in my zero-waste goal setting. Can I vouch for using a safety razor or bringing glass containers to the corner sushi spot to pick up my takeout? Not really, but I will try to remember to ask not to have napkins and plastic utensils next time. In reality, I’m far from being zero-waste, but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep chipping away and making better choices especially where they can be worked in with very little sacrifice to convenience.